At this time of year one can see the tiniest foreshadowing - even first glimpses - of spring. The uptick of activity along New England's harbors is as welcome as the first snowdrop sightings and the changing angle of the sun.
|Docks are still about a month away from being put in.|
|We swung by en-route to visit friends.|
Island houses are still closed up.
The only boats present are the backbone of working boats.
|On a Trailer Waiting to be Launched|
But there are ripples of activity. Mild days between storms presented a window to haul some old furniture from an island house.
This landing craft type of vessel was ideal for such work.
|This boat and others like it - many with drop-down bows - will soon be used to move supplies and vehicles for work on the island homes.|
|A Thrifty Radar Reflector|
This activity reminded me of the last line of this wonderful two minute video that I am re-posting of our favorite lobsterman, and fellow Puritan genealogy buff, Buddy Poland. (The Polands were in Lynn, MA in 1642.)